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Comparative advantage and policy incentives for wheat production in rainfed and irrigated areas of Mexico

Author: Byerlee, D.
Author: Longmire, J.L.
Year: 1986
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/828
Descriptors: Production policies
Descriptors: Wheats
Abstract: Increasing demand for wheat products and Mexico's trade and financial situation are placing pressure on expanding domestic wheat production. As expansion in irrigated areas will be limited to yield increases unless wheat substitutes for competing crops, rainfed wheat production can be considered as an alternative. This study analyzes the comparative advantage of wheat in two contrasting regions of Mexico: the Yaqui Valley, Sonora (irrigated wheat with average yields over 5 t/ha) and the rainfed highland area of the states of Tlaxcala and Hidalgo (wheat yields around 2 t/ha). The influence of the government in setting output and input prices in
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT Economics Working Paper
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Type: Working Paper
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Place: Mexico
Pages: xii, 100 pages
Serie number: 86-1


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    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS
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    Wheat - breeding, phytopathology, physiology, quality, biotech

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